Tom Cruise Nominated for West Point "Academy" Award

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Rogers and Cowan announces actor Tom Cruise has been nominated for the annual Cadet Choice Award by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for his role in his latest film, the WWII thriller "Valkyrie."

Tom Cruise has been nominated for the Cadet Choice Award, or the "academy" awards of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The awards recognize movie characters that exemplify the leadership of West Point cadets.

Cruise's nomination comes from his role as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in the film "Valkyrie." The movie portrays the true story of a group of high-ranking German officers, lead by Stauffenberg, who set in motion the last known plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

This year's nominees, apart from Cruise, including Bruce Wayne in "The Dark Knight," played by Christian Bale, Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," played by Harrison Ford, Harvey Milk in "Milk," played by Sean Penn, Lohn Hancock in "Hancock," played by Will Smith, and James Bond in "Quantum of Solace," played by Daniel Craig.

All members of the Corps of Cadets will vote and announce their choice mid-February. The winner will receive an invitation to West Point for a formal awards presentation of the Tarbucket, or the tall black-and-gold hat that cadets wear during their parades.



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